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Re: /S/ in old and middle High German; was: Vikings

From:Joe <joe@...>
Date:Wednesday, November 24, 2004, 16:36
Sally Caves wrote:

> ----- Original Message ----- > From: "John Cowan" <cowan@...> > >> In some cases, the cognates of these words >> already existed in English, as in the Norse borrowing "skirt" next to >> the native word "shirt". (Words beginning "sk" are almost always >> borrowings, because a sound-change during the Old English period >> changed initial "sk" to "sh".) > > > Do you mean to say, rather, that in earlier OE the "sc" sound was > formerly > /sk/?
Yes. It was - and, I think, the same sound change happened in German as well. Dutch, not so sure. <sch> represents [sX] there, AFAIK.